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    1. Vaginal Mesh Surgery Dangers May Be Overstated

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends. Only one out of every 30 women who receive a synthetic vaginal

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    2. False-Positive Mammogram Traumatic for Most Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer. The Swedish study of nearly 400 such

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    3. FDA Approves First Drug to Boost Women’s Sex Drive

      Aug. 18, 2015 -- After two rejections and years of back and forth over its real benefits, the FDA on Tuesday approved the first medication designed to help women distressed about their lack of libido. Flibanserin, which will be sold as Addyi, has a checkered regulatory history. In 2009, an FDA advis

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    4. Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Untreated pelvic pain is common among U.S. women in their childbearing years, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that even during routine visits, doctors should ask women about pelvic pain, the investigators said

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    5. Younger Hysterectomies Tied to Heart Disease Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors and disease, especially among younger women, a new study suggests. Mayo Clinic researchers looked at data from more than 7,600 women.

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    6. Vitamin D Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates. "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent

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    7. Office Temperature Settings May Have a Gender Bias

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heating and cooling system settings in office buildings are based on men's needs and could result in excess energy use, a new study suggests. Temperature standards in office buildings are based in part on the resting metabo

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    8. Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting. The study included 128 college-aged women who completed an online survey about their eating habits and their

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    9. 'Pap' Test Rule Changes Tied to STD Testing Drop

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major change in Pap test guidelines introduced in 2009 may have had an unintended consequence: Some young women are missing out on screening for chlamydia -- a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility

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    10. Mammogram Radiation May Be Lower Than Thought

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends. The new research estimates that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is anywher

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